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Unformatted text preview: Communication Technology and Maturity As time passes, technology has become a larger and more important aspect in society. In fact, there is a significant connection between the growth of communication technology and our concept in maturity of youths. In The Self Under Siege, Kenneth Gergen argues that we are now undergoing a process of social saturation. Social saturation occurs when people are leaving behind their authentic self, which is based on stable and solid relationship, and adapting to a new saturated self. Communication technologies, mainly social-networking websites, such as Facebook and MySpace, produce great improvement and opportunity on communication in our daily life, yet they also influence our concept of maturity gradually. In the modern time, the development of attention, identity, and the appreciation of solitude are main qualities found in maturity. However, in the postmodern era, communication technology, along with social saturation, have shifted our perception of these qualities and therefore reshape our values of them...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2010 for the course WCWP 10A taught by Professor Chapin during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.
- Fall '08